Apple is currently working with Microsoft make the latest Xbox Series X controller supported on Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV as mentioned in an updated Apple Support Document.
A Reddit user spotted the said document and it outlines all the controllers that have already been supported by the Apple’s software. However, there’s a sentence hidden in the middle of this document that points towards the support for new Series X Controller, giving some hope to everyone who chose to go with the latest console from Microsoft.
“Microsoft and Apple are working together to bring compatibility for the Xbox Series X controller to customers in a future update.”
Right now, the Apple’s software supports multiple controllers including
- Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth (Model 1708)
- Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2
- Xbox Adaptive Controller
- PlayStation DualShock 4 Wireless Controller
- Other MFi (Made for iOS) Bluetooth controllers might be supported
The ability to use a gaming controller from Microsoft with your Apple devices certainly gives you a perfect experience while playing Apple Arcade games. In fact, it takes things a step further as services like Microsoft xCloud, Nvidia GeForce NOW, and Google Stadia work things around to bring desktop-quality video games to the Safari browser of Apple.
Even though it’s not yet clear as to when Apple will officially start supporting the Xbox Series X Controller, but as the support for Xbox One controllers is already there getting Xbox Series X controllers to work won’t really be a big deal for the developers. At least, that is what everyone is hoping right now.